The Recording Academy’s Grammy Award honors “Outstanding Achievement in the United States Music Industry.” A golden gramophone graces the prize.
The Grammy Honors are the first of the major music awards presented yearly by the Big Three networks (before the Billboard Music Awards in Summer, and the American Music Awards in Fall).
Here is a List Of 10 Celebrities Who Surprisingly Have A Grammy
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. won a Grammy in 1971 for his renowned anti-Vietnam War speech. For his statement denouncing the war at Riverside Church in New York in 1967, the Civil Rights leader was awarded the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording posthumously.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore of David Seville and the Chipmunks were nominated for three Grammy Awards at the first Grammy Awards in 1959.
With their holiday song “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late),” the charming anthropomorphic rodents had captivated America’s attention, and they won Grammy gold in two categories: Best Comedy Performance and Best Recording for Children. (It was also nominated for Record of the Year, but lost to Domenico Modugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”).
Barack Obama has two Grammy Awards, both for Best Spoken Word Album. His first book, Dreams From My Father, was published in 2006, and his second, The Audacity of Hope: Reflections on Reclaiming the American Dream, was published in 2008.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs received the 2012 Grammy Trustees Award, an award conferred to persons who have affected the music business in areas unrelated to performance.
The Recording Academy praised Jobs for “revolutionizing the industry” with all of the ways Apple has improved our listening and sharing experience over the years, first with the iPod and iTunes, and then with Apple Music.
In 1997, Hillary Clinton won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her audiobook It Takes a Village. In 2004, she was nominated for another Grammy in the same category for Living History.
Bill Clinton won his first Grammy in 2004 for his narration on Peter and the Wolf / Wolf Tracks in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children. For his audiobook of My Life, he received the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album the following year.
Patrick Stewart also received a Grammy in 1996 for his narration of the children’s narrative for Best Spoken Word Album for Children.
Aside from Stewart, Clinton, Loren, and Gorbachev, hundreds of other celebrities, including David Bowie, Sharon Stone, Sting, Melissa Joan Hart, Ben Kinglsey, Carol Channing, and Alice Cooper, have narrated the film.
Magic Johnson, an NBA player who revealed his HIV-positive status in 1991, won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 1993 for the audio version of his breakthrough book What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS.
Michael J. Fox
For the audio version of his book Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, Fox won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 2010.
Whoopi Goldberg’s album Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway won her a Grammy for Best Comedy Recording in 1986. It was the first of her four EGOTs. Her second Oscar came in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Ghost, and she won her final two in 2002.